CROSS COUNTRY TEAM BANQUET - DECEMBER 6, 6PM AT WILLIS COMMUNITY CENTER
Must have all equipment turned in to go!
MONTGOMERY INVITATIONAL - 9/7/17
Both Teams got off to a good start to the season after the Hurricane layoff. Varsity Boys finished 9th in a very good field and the Varsity Girls were 6th. Efrain Lira was 6th against some of the best 6A competition in the State while Mariela Guerrero was 10th and Emika Sorenson was 14th in the girls race. The JV Boys were 10th and JV Girls 6th. Our Freshman Boys did not have a full team but competed well. Eian Bracken was the top finisher in 22nd place.
WILDKAT INVITATIONAL - 9/14/17
The Willis Cross Country Team hosted 18 teams at the WildKat Invitational on Thursday and had great results!
LIBERTY INVITATIONAL - 9/30/17
Boys and Girls Varsity finished 2nd behind Klein in the 14 team field!! JV Boys and Girls 4th!! Both Teams improved as we get closer to the District Meet next week! Efrain Lira broke the 16minute mark for the first time in placing 5th! Jaime Vega showed good improvement as he placed 8th. Carlos Barcenas also improved his time with a 10th place finish. Kebin Guerrero ran a great race to place 15th! Dillon Douglas, Tim Coger, and Brian Topping finished out the scoring for the WildKats in 32nd, 34th, and 39th place. All improved their times! Mariela Guerrero, Emika Sorenson and Chloe York finished in the top 15 and led the LadyKats. All ran season best times! Olivia Bean, Daisy Koenig, Julianna Garcia,Abbie Lopez and Celina Lira ran season best times as well! Purple Shoe Awards: Julianna Garcia and Celina Lira; Jaime Vega and Evan Harper!
KLEIN TUNEUP - 10/7/17
In their last race before District Boys Varsity finished 2nd out of 15 teams!! Because of a bus mishap the Girls missed the varsity race but finished 3rd in the JV Race! Good efforts by all our runners at a shorter distance! Efrain Lira finished a close 2nd in the 2mile race while Carlos Barcenas was 8th, CJ Mixon ran his best race to finish 13th, Kebin Guerrero was 18th, Dillon Douglas was 38th, Brian Topping 66th, and Dekota Douglas was 87th. Mariela Guerrero ran a great race to place 3rd, Emika Sorenson also ran well in 5th, Chloe York was 10th, Julianna Garcia 33rd, Lily Atkinson 34th, Celina Lira 57th, Abbie Lopez 70th, Mariztha Vega 78th and Jasmine Gonzales 161st.
For the JV Boys they were led by Dalton Argabright who finshed 8th, Ramon Garcia ran a great race to finish 42nd, Braden Kurtz was 59th, Tucker Thompson 88th and Evan Harper 106th.
Purple Shoe Awards: Mariela Guerrero and Lily Atkinson; CJ Mixon and Ramon Garcia!
DISTRICT MEET - 10/12/17
The Boys CC Team are District Champs!!! First title since 2011! Led by individual champion Efrain Lira the WildKats put up an impressive team score to dominate the race! Efrain also ran a new record for the 5k course at Misty Meadows Girl Scout Camp. Carlos Barcenas finished 4th with a personal record, Jaime Vega was 6th, CJ Mixon was 11th, Kebin Guerrero was 13th with a personal record, Tim Coger was 19th with a big personal record, Dillon Douglas also ran a personal record to place 41st.
Race day diet - On the morning of the big day, have a light breakfast; a bagel or poptart, fruit, and some water is ideal. Bananas and berries are great! A yogurt with fruit and granola is good. Pancakes, toast, French toast are good in small amounts. Stay away from greasy, fried foods. Water, deluded Gatorade, low sugar juices are good to wash it down with.
Before the race, staying hydrated is most important. Drink some fluids every 20 minutes. Try to get about 25 grams of carbohydrates 60 minutes before you run and stick with a sports drink or easily digested foods like sports bars or gels, bananas. Eat something you have tried before. Try to keep things as normal as possible. Everyone's stomach reacts differently to different foods, and a race is not the best time to discover that a new sports bar doesn't agree with you.
"Champions Train, Endure Pain, and NEVER Complain!"